We all have those days.
You’ve slept through the alarm (or forgotten to turn it on), a child has to be at school at an ungodly hour for some sort of rehearsal or training or you just are so darn tired you can’t be stuffed.
Well you can still have a real food breakfast ready for the whole family. It just takes a little forward planning. Have a few options in the freezer or get busy the night before and you are set!
I have six ideas for you that can be done in advance and eaten on the run, in the car or when you get to work or school. No need for drive-through Maccas (although nobody will judge you if you do!)
6 Recipes for Make Ahead Healthy Breakfasts:
1. Bircher Muesli
So yum and seriously so easy. It’s like the summer version of porridge.
All you do is throw 2 cups of organic rolled oats into a container with 1 cup of the milk of your choice and 1 cup of yoghurt. You can add whatever flavourings you like – cinnamon, dried fruit, frozen blueberries, honey. Throw it in the fridge and eat the next day.
I always add seeds and nuts just before serving as I have found soaking them overnight can leave your bircher bitter. Also fresh fruit like apple and banana is usually best added the next day too. If it’s a bit too sticky, just add more milk until it gets to the texture you like.
If you want to eat on the run, make individual serves in glass jars. It will last three days in the fridge. We often eat it for snacks or for lunch too! PS you will quite often see bircher muesli also called overnight oats!
2. Chia Pudding
Chia puddings are similar to bircher muesli but perfect if you are gluten-free or paleo and can’t have oats!
A basic chia porridge or pudding is so simple to make – just add liquid (I prefer coconut milk) to chia seeds until they are covered and a bit over and leave to thicken (40 mins at least or overnight. Add lots of yummy things. To the one in this photo, I have added organic coconut milk and Nutraorganics Acai-Berry superfood powder and topped with bananas and blueberries. You can also add nuts, other seeds and a good slurp of coconut oil.
Store in a covered container overnight or in individual containers or jars.
3. Blueberry Breakfast Slice
Seriously, the best thing since sliced bread (well in our house, anyway!). With no added sugar or weird stuff – this is like porridge and fruit in a slice. The eggs and chia seeds add extra protein to keep you full.
We make up a huge batch and freeze in portions or store in the fridge for three days. Either grab a piece out for brekky and wait a little for it to defrost or take out a couple the night before.
Find the recipe here.
4. Egg Thingys
These yummy little egg muffins are so easy to make and they freeze well. Stock up your freezer so you can pull them out for a quick brekky. They are also a great way to use up leftover veges or meat and they taste so good, even the fussiest kids will be tempted by an eggy cupcake! You can eat them hot or cold.
Find the recipe here.
5. 2 ingredient Biscuit
These biccies are particularly great for brekky because there is no added sugar – just banana and oats! However if you want to make them a bit more filling for breakfast you can add in any extra protein you like – seeds, nuts or even some protein powder or nut butter.
Toddlers love this for brekky – perfect finger food for them to nibble on in the car as you head out for the day. Find the recipe here.
6. Tania Bread + Avo + Tomato.
Tania Bread is our nickname for Tania Hubbard’s amazing Almond and Chia Bread. We have it made up and frozen in slices. It’s so easy to grab a slice in the morning, smoosh on some avo and fling on some tomato slices.
If you have more time, you might like to toast the bread! It’s full of almond meal and chia for protein and I always add lots of seeds so it’s a very filling brekky. You could even do a smooshed banana instead of the avocado and tomato. Yummy.
Check out my bumper list of Healthy Breakfast Ideas.
Do you have any make ahead brekky ideas? Share with us!